Williams Wins Kate Tufts Award
Visiting faculty Phillip B. Williams has won the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for his debut poetry collection, Thief In The Interior.
The Kate Tufts award, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, "honors the first poetry volume published by a poet of particular promise" that has been published in the previous year.
Award director Lori Anne Ferrell said of the nominees, "Their voices—diverse, compassionate, challenging—represent America at its best."
Williams was also recently nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry.